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A New Beginning Starts With You

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Community Living Alternative Services (CLAS) is committed to promoting the development and well being of individuals who have developmental disabilities, to strengthen positive relationships between individuals and their community and to promote inclusive living. We achieve this by providing a variety of services through our dedicated staff community, like you.

It’s a privilege to be part of their journey in life and to be the bridge they need at times to get across with a little support and guidance.

Please note: As part of our on-going commitment to the health, safety and well-being of our employees and the individuals accessing services and supports, we are now requiring full COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires who join us. Those hired should be prepared to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination along with other required records such as driver’s licenses, social insurance numbers, work permits etc.

Current Opportunities

A New Beginning Starts With You

Community Living Alternative Services (CLAS) is currently seeking an individual to fill the temporary coverage (1-year term) position of Support Home Monitor (Community Disability Service Practitioner) in the Supported Living Program.

Position Summary: The Support Home Monitor’s (Community Disability Service Practitioner) primary responsibility is the day-to-day monitoring of residential and outreach supports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To monitor homes on a regular basis and ensure Health and Safety Protocols are being followed
  • Participate with the individual and the individual’s support network to develop and document individualized, person-centered plans
  • Facilitate the implementation of support plans
  • To ensure and monitor the supports identified in service proposals are being provided.
  • To ensure and monitor compliance to Agency “compliance” requirements
  • Maintain clear, objective records, complete required reports, and complete other program documentation
  • Ensure that support/service providers are aware of Agency Policy and Procedures and CET standards as they relate to them

 

You will bring:

  • Formal Education: Post-secondary diploma/degree in Community Rehabilitation, Disability Studies, or a related field
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years experience supporting individuals in a community setting
  • Hours: Individual must be able to work flexible hours and travel around the Calgary region

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to define and pursue their life choices, and have active involvement in their community
  • An understanding of the opportunities and options available to persons with disabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team- oriented work environment as well as being able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to identify issues, set priorities and implement an appropriate plan of action
  • Well-developed reporting and computer skills
  • Effective time-management skills

 

Other:

  • Must have a reliable car with personal liability insurance and a minimum of two million ($2,000,000.00) third party liability coverage
  • Successful candidate will need to provide a current Police Security Clearance

 

Why join our team?

We offer a unique and exciting work environment, where you have the opportunity every day to make a positive impact on our individual’s lives. We want to encourage you to do your best, so as a full-time employee of CLAS you can look forward to:

✓ A competitive starting salary based on your skills and experience

✓ A wide range of learning and development opportunities in support of your personal and professional development goals.

To Apply:

Please complete online application which can be found at Employment Application , and attach your cover letter and resume.

Please be advised that if you are selected to participate in an interview, you will be notified by either Human Resources and/or a

Program Coordinator or Director. If you should not be selected, please note that we keep resumes/applications on file for up to

six months. Thank you.

Community Living Alternative Services (CLAS) is continuously accepting applications for the role of Supportive Roommate.

The Supportive Roommate will be subcontracted to provide support to an individual with a developmental disability in your home by promoting and encouraging life skills and development. The Supportive Roommate provides support in all activities of daily living which may include, but not limited to, budgeting, laundry, household management, hygiene and making/attending medical appointments, planning and preparing healthy meals, and providing emotional support and opportunities for recreation and leisure activities.

To Apply:

Please complete the online Application 

Community Living Alternative Services (CLAS) is currently seeking individuals to fill the position of Outreach Support Worker in both part-time and full-time roles.

Position Summary: This is a front-line community disability services role that has responsibilities to support and facilitate the development of skills and competencies that will assist persons with disabilities to access their community and pursue and fulfill their goals, objectives, and aspirations.

You will bring:

Experience: The is frequently an entry-level opportunity in providing support to individuals with disabilities.

Hours: Full-time and part-time shifts available. Flexible work hours; typically, Monday to Friday with all Stat holidays off.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Confidently provide frontline, face-to-face support to clients with varying challenges
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid computer skills with the ability to access and understand websites, MS Office suite, and video conferencing technologies
  • Ability to present professionally
  • Positive Attitude
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain composure when challenged by others
  • Must be able to identify issues, set priorities and implement an appropriate plan of action
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively
  • Must be willing and able to provide full community access supports which may sometimes include outdoor environments

Other:

  • Must have a reliable car with personal liability insurance with a minimum coverage of two million dollars ($2,000,000.00)
  • Valid driver’s license issued in Canada
  • Successful candidate will need to complete a Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sectors Search.

We Offer:

  • Pharmacy & Optical discounts
  • Great work/life balance
  • Hourly wages based on education and experience

 

To Apply:

Please complete our online application, which can be found at Online Employment Application and attach your resume and cover letter.

Community Living Alternative Services (CLAS) is committed to promoting the development and wellbeing of individuals who have developmental disabilities, to strengthen positive relationships between individuals and their community, and to promote inclusive living. We achieve this by providing a variety of services through our dedicated frontline leadership and staff.

We are looking for a highly motivated and committed leader to join our Residential Support team as a Full Time, Permanent Program Supervisor in Calgary, Alberta. If you feel you can make a real difference to the individuals we support, by adding value to people’s lives and working with them to achieve their goals then this role is for you.

Please note: As part of our on-going commitment to the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and the individuals accessing Agency services and supports, we are now requiring full COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires who join us. Those hired should be prepared to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination along with other required records such as driver’s licenses, social insurance numbers, work permits, etc.

As a Program Supervisor, you will incorporate front-line supervisory functions and direct support/service responsibilities. A key responsibility is training and support for other, less-experienced direct service staff.

To succeed as a Program Supervisor, you should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Supervise staff in various situations to ensure effective and efficient implementation of policies and procedures
  • Act as the team resource for information on relevant policies, procedures, legislation, and regulations
  • Act as the principal liaison between staff and senior program management
  • Build strong relationships with Guardians, Client Service Coordinators, Trustees, and other general service practitioners, as required
  • Contribute to the development and management of team time sheets and scheduling
  • Have previous experience in residential support structures for persons with disabilities
  • Assist with interviewing and onboarding new employees (in partnership with our Human Resources department)
  • Assist with Agency and program orientations for new frontline staff
  • Participate in the development of Individual Service Plans, Positive Behavior Approaches and Risk Plans
  • Attend all psychiatric and medical appointments
  • Provide support and feedback with support workers’ required documentation, monthly summaries, critical incident reports, and medical reports
  • Provide absence management support for frontline staff regarding LOA’s, WCB injuries, etc.
  • Provide support and consultation as required to the afterhours On-Call Team Leader for your teams
  • Coordinate monthly team meetings to ensure program compliance
  • Understand mental health and complex issues

You will bring:

Formal Education: Post-Secondary diploma/degree in Social Services, Community Rehabilitation, Disability Studies, or other humanities-related fields.

Experience: Roughly 2 to 5 years’ experience supporting individuals in residential and community settings. Experience dealing with adults with complex needs, developmental disability, mental health concerns and behaviors of concern including violent or self-harming tendencies is a must. 1+ years of supervisory and administrative experience is preferred. A combination of education and experience will also be considered.

Hours: You will primarily be working Monday to Friday, regular business hours, with a mix of home visitations and in-office work (at our head office location). You will also need to answer your phone after hours in case it is an emergency and be able to flex your schedule to work 1 Saturday or Sunday within every 4 weeks.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • A positive attitude and belief that with specialized supports individuals can develop skills towards participating in their communities
  • Demonstrated supervisory, leadership and team building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-oriented work environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills including familiar use of the full MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), proficient use of a variety of internal and external website formats, and the ability to navigate video conferencing technology
  • Must be able to identify issues, set priorities, and implement an appropriate plan of action
  • Well-developed reporting skills within sector standard subjects and timelines (daily, weekly, monthly)

Other Necessities:

  • A valid driver’s license issued in Canada
  • You will need to have a reliable vehicle and personal liability insurance with a minimum third party coverage of two million ($2,000,000.00) dollars
  • Successful candidate will need to provide a Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sectors Search (new to within 3 months of your start date with us)
  • Successful candidate will be asked for proof of COVID vaccinations or valid vaccination exemption documents on or by your orientation day

Why join our team?

We offer a unique and exciting work environment, where you have the opportunity every day to make a positive impact on our individuals’ lives. We want to encourage you to do your best, so as a full-time employee of CLAS you can look forward to:

  • A competitive starting salary based on your skills and experience
  • A comprehensive Group Health benefits package and company pension plan
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation time each year
  • Up to 10 paid sick days per year
  • Reasonable flexibility with schedule requests and a lieu time process for any extra hours worked
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities in support of your personal and professional development goals

To Apply:

To Apply: Please complete our Online Employment Application and attach your cover letter and resume.

Community Living Alternative Services (CLAS) is committed to promoting the development and well being of individuals who have developmental disabilities, to strengthen positive relationships between individuals and their community, and to promote inclusive living. We achieve this by providing a variety of services through our dedicated staff member community, like you.

CLAS is currently hiring Relief Workers for our Residential Support Program. The successful candidate must have unlimited availability, a vehicle, and be able to travel within Calgary and surrounding communities. Typical hours are 9am-9pm or 9pm-9am.

To succeed as a Relief Worker you should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Respond to behaviors of concern and implement approved support plans
  • Assist and support individuals to access and participate in the community in a meaningful way
  • Assist individuals in the development of social skills and meaningful relationships
  • Be aware of and adhere to established policies, practices and operational protocols.
  • Assist in or provide support in personal care routines such as bathing, dressing, and grooming when needed

 

You will bring:

Formal Education: Post Secondary Education in Social Work, Community Disability Studies, Criminal Justice, etc.

Experience: A minimum of six (6) months experience providing support to adults with mental/developmental disabilities. Experience dealing with challenging behaviors is a must.

Hours: Hours of work will be based on availability.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to confidently provide front line, face to face support to individuals with varying challenges
  • Proven ability to work with physical and cognitive health concerns, self harming behaviors, and aggressive tendencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to respond/remain calm in emotionally charged situations
  • Positive Attitude
  • Solid computer and documentation skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Must be able to identify issues, set priorities and implement an appropriate plan of action
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively

 

Other Necessities:

  • You will need to have a reliable car with personal liability insurance with a minimum coverage of two million ($2,000,000.00)
  • Successful candidate will need to complete a Vulnerable Sectors and Criminal Record Check

 

To Apply:

Please complete an online Online Employment Application and attach your resume and cover letter.

Community Living Alternative Services (CLAS) is currently seeking an individual to fill the position of Residential Support Worker.

Position Summary: This is a front line position responsible for the provision of day-to-day, hands-on support to a client living in their home.

You will bring
Formal Education: Some Post Secondary Education. Formal training in CPR and First Aid an asset.
Experience: A minimum of six (6) months experience in providing support to adults with mental/ developmental disabilities. Experience dealing with challenging behaviors a must.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to confidently provide front line, face to face support to individuals with varying challenges
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to respond/remain calm in emotionally charged situations
  • Positive Attitude
  • Basic computer skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Must be able to identify issues, set priorities and implement an appropriate plan of action
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively

Other:

  • Must have a reliable car with personal liability insurance with a minimum coverage of two million ($2,000,000.00) and SEF44 Protection Endorsement
  • Successful candidate will need to provide a current Police Security Clearance

To Apply: Please complete our Online Employment Application and attach your cover letter and resume.

“I think of my role as a Support Home Monitor as one which allows me to be a bridge an important link between our agency, the support staff, and the individuals who we support. Working in this role has given me the opportunity to wear many ‘hats.’ I am a supervisor, a teacher, a role model, a support, an administrator, an extrovert, and an introvert. I have had a great amount of opportunity for professional development, and this has prepared me to deal with the challenges that arise in this role. I get to see how service delivery is organized, funded, and how this trickles down to affect communities and individuals. Every day I am able to witness individuals who are overcoming barriers in their daily life, reaching their personal goals, and be who they want to be, and this is amazing!”
Support Home Monitor

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Program Coordinator
This position provides leadership to the Residential Support program. They are critical thinkers whom lead by example and provide direction to build person centered programming for the individuals accessing support. They have a wide range of capabilities to understand and build consensus with individuals, staff, guardians and PDD representatives. A typical day of work may include: meeting with Supervisors/Team Leaders/On Call and the Program Director to debrief incidents, attending psychiatric appointments with individuals, interviewing individuals for program placement, report writing and working on various internal and/or external committees.

Program Supervisor
The Supervisors work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. They bring high energy, enthusiasm and problem-solving skills to engage with individuals accessing supports to develop community inclusion and to live life to the fullest. They believe in the strength of community and provide support to front-line staff to improve the quality of life for individuals as they learn daily living skills and build relationships. They are great communicators and understand the value of professional documentation and reporting skills. A typical day of work may include: meetings to discuss Behaviour Support Plans or Individual Service Plans, interviewing and hiring staff, scheduling shifts, providing mentor ship and coaching to staff and maintaining files. Meeting Individuals in their homes and community to ensure the Individuals desires/goals are continuing in the direction the Individuals wishes.

Team Lead
The Team Lead is a multi faceted position which involves supporting frontline staff in their positions as well as supporting and engaging with individuals in care. Team leaders provide leadership by example, often being first in line to provide guidance to the frontline staff when new strategies and plans are implemented. As well, team leaders monitor and support frontline staff in accurately completing all documentation within the program. A typical day of work may include: meetings to discuss Behavior Support Plans and Individual Service plans, training of new staff, completion of documentation as per the program supervisor, management of the schedule to ensure shift coverage, responding to crisis situations, coaching staff, maintaining files and monitoring all program documentation to ensure completion and accuracy.

On Call Team Leader
The On Call Team Leaders provide support to all support staff in the Residential Support Program after office hours and on weekends. They’re supportive and non-judgmental when assisting Individuals and support staff through behaviours of concern, medical issues and other day to day programmatic goals. Working alone, they are quick thinkers who are able to break down complex situation and guide the caller through the experience with direction that considers all aspects of situation, with the desire to have the best possible outcome for all involved. A typical day of work may include: assisting support staff with questions regarding medication administration, guidance on how to handle/rectify a situation, finding coverage for support staff due to illness, injury or personal issues and updating the schedules, providing support/direction during a critical incident, debriefing with all involved after the incident and completing all required documentation. They report any event that requires hospitalization ambulance, fire or police, abuse allegation or injury to the Individuals, to their respective Guardian or Office of the Public Guardian.

Community Disability Service Practitioner
These employees understand the value of person-centered thinking in their daily support of individuals. They bring a curiosity to seeking opportunities to engage in the community and are passionate about exploring and presenting meaningful experiences and connections for individuals. A typical day of work may include: planning and assisting with recreational and skill building activities and programs, developing relationships with friends and community members and maintaining service delivery records.

Community Resource Facilitator
This is a full time position that supports adults with developmental disabilities and other disabling barriers (addictions, mental health, and homelessness). The Individuals accessing services are supported with 3-5 hours a week. The Community Resource Facilitator provides community resourcing, emotional support, guidance, direction, and community inclusion. The CRF also handles the documentation related to individual service goals.

Supported Living Coordinator
The Supported Living Coordinator (SLC) works within the Supported Living Program (SLP) which is a program that provides residential supports to Individuals who are 18 and older and are PDD eligible. We offer flexible models of service including Supportive Roommate, Supportive Neighbour and Respite. Each model of support is based on the Individuals support needs and recommendations from the PDD’s Service Plan.

The SLC works along side the Individual and their support network to ensure that the right services are being offered and that the right match has been found. It is the SLC primary responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the Individual and to ensure that the support an Individual is receiving is being delivered in a conscientious, warm, and caring manner. This is accomplished by the SLC completing regular home visits, monitoring for all health, and safety requirements within the homes and receiving detailed reports on a monthly basis.

The SLC is also responsible for the screening of all Supportive Roommates, Supportive Neighbours and Respite Workers (known as Subcontractors) as well as ensuring that Subcontractors are upholding their contractual obligations such as training requirements and documentation on an ongoing basis. The SLC also develops the Support Plans, completes the Individual Support Plan Reviews and collaborates with other agencies that may also be providing supports to that Individual.

Support Home Monitor
The Support Home Monitor works within the Supported Living Program (SLP) and is assigned to a Supported Living Coordinator (SLC). The role of the Support Home Monitor is similar to that of a SLC in that they monitor the homes and the supports that the Individuals receive. However, they do not develop Service Plans or complete the Individual Support Plans.

The primary role of the Support Home Monitor is to monitor support homes by completing regular home visits, monitoring for all health and safety requirements within the home and ensuring that Subcontractors uphold their contractual obligations such as training requirements, documentation and providing monthly summaries. The Support Home Monitor is also a resource person for the Subcontractors and is there to assist them with any questions or concerns they may have.

Supervisor
DSP supervisors provide oversight to day support workers, and outreach workers. In this role, they are responsible for the quality of services that are provided for community access, and the supervision of front line workers. Specific day to day tasks would include, developing Annual Service Plans, Safety Plans, and Risk Plans. Attending intake meetings, applying for funding, interviewing and hiring staff are also significant aspects of the role. Orientating, and coaching staff, file maintenance, processing time sheets, and over-seeing necessary reporting are also job responsibilities. This role has a large organizational component that supports quality service in the area of community access.

Team Leader
Team leaders support the day program supervisors in many organizational duties, including Service Planning, file maintenance, ensuring monthly reporting is complete, and in developing a monthly calendar for each individual. They provide leadership and support to front line staff, helping develop effective strategies to support individuals, and ensuring team members are in good relationship with one another.

Day Support Worker
This is a full time, position focused on the day to day, hands on support of individuals who attend a day program. Support occurs in group settings where two to four individuals may be supported together. A typical day would include things like supporting individuals to participate in community activities (educational programs and recreation/leisure activities), or facilitating on-site activities like crafts, music, educational/life skills training. In this role, staff have an opportunity to develop strong relationships with adults with developmental disabilities, and support them in achieving personal goals that are a part of developing independence, and improving quality of life.

Outreach Worker
Outreach workers work both part time and full time. They provide day to day support to adults with developmental disabilities, on a one to one basis. Activities are highly individualized to the person being supported. Generally, activities focus on the development of life skills, and community access. They might be supporting someone in a volunteer position, helping them to access recreational activities, or helping an individual to discover community resources that are relevant to their interests and personal goals. In this position, the worker has a high level of independence, as support occurs in the community and is not based in a facility where they would have more regular involvement with other staff members. Generally, they will work closely with the family or support home of the individual to ensure a strong team approach to support.